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Kosovo

Ko·so·vo

 (kô′sə-vō′, kō′-)
A republic of the western Balkan Peninsula. Settled by Slavs around 600, the area was under Turkish rule from 1389 to 1913 and became part of Yugoslavia after World War I. An autonomous region of Serbia after 1946, Kosovo lost much of its autonomy in 1990, leading to ethnic violence between Kosovo's Albanian and Serb populations. Intervention by NATO and the United Nations reestablished peace in 1999. In 2008, Kosovo declared independence; however, its sovereignty was not universally recognized at that time. Priština is the capital and largest city.

Ko′so·var′ (-vär′) adj. & n.
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Kosovo

(Serbian ˈkɔsɔvɔ; ˈkɒsəvəʊ) or

Kosova

n
(Placename) an autonomous province of Serbia, in the SW: chiefly Albanian in population since the 13th century; Serb suppression of separatists escalated to a policy of ethnic cleansing in 1998, provoking NATO airstrikes against Serbia in 1999 and takeover by UN administration; unilaterally declared independence in 2008. Mainly a plateau. Capital: Priština. Pop: 1 847 708 (2013 est). Area: 10 887 sq km (4203 sq miles). Full Serbian name: Kosovo-Metohija
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Ko•so•vo

(ˈkoʊ səˌvoʊ, ˈkɒs ə-)
n.
an autonomous province within Serbia, in S Yugoslavia. 1,800,000; 4203 sq. mi. (10,887 sq. km). Cap.: Priština.
Ko•so•var (ˈkoʊ səˌvɑr, ˈkɒs ə-) n., adj.
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Noun1.Kosovo - a Serbian province in southern Serbia and Montenegro populated predominantly by Albanians
Serbia, Srbija - a historical region in central and northern Yugoslavia; Serbs settled the region in the 6th and 7th centuries
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Translations
Косово
Kosovo
Kosovo
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کوسوو
Kosovo
Kosovo
Koszovó
コソボコソヴォ
코소보
Kosovo
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KosovoКосово
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ประเทศโคโซโว
کوسوو
nước Kosovo

Kosovo

[ˈkɒsəvəʊ] nKosovo m
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Kosovo

nKosovo nt
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Kosovo

كُوسُوفُو Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Κόσοβο Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo コソボ 코소보 Kosovo Kosovo Kosowo Kosovo Косово Kosovo ประเทศโคโซโว Kosova nước Kosovo 科索沃
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Throughout the 1990s, this frame was adapted by the independent Kosovar media, by Democratic League of Kosova (LDK) press statements, and by NGO press publications, which continually characterized the Kosovars' struggle in human rights terms.
"The Kosovars want to build their own infrastructures--they're establishing all kinds of social, economic and political structures, including a new university.
The corollary element was that the Kosovars, while entitled to heightened sovereignty because of past abuses by the Serbian regime, would be required to earn full sovereignty at the end of an interim period by demonstrating their commitment to democratic self-government, the protection of human rights, and promotion of regional security.
Demands by the EU should be treated with indifference as long as they do not acknowledge Kosovars as a sovereign people free to choose and charter their own futures.
Many Kosovars support the government's close ties with the United States, owing to NATO's bombing of Serbia that ended the Kosovo war and also Washington's support for Kosovo's independence.
If we take as our time frame the fifteen years since the Kosovo War, hopefully this could be something like the onset of the 1960s for the Kosovars, with all its creativeness.
Hundreds of Kosovars, gathered in Zahir Payaziti Square one of the districts of the Capital Pristine, supported their teams all along with the 90 minutes of match.
Kosovar authorities and historians chose to keep quiet about doubts that the memorial complex "Albanian mother" in the village of Zajas is built over the graves of perished Kosovars from the period of World War I.
The area of the incident is a tinderbox where Kosovars and Serbs have frequently clashed in their joint-border region.
Germany is a popular destination for Kosovars seeking foreign wives, and eventually an EU passport, because there is already a large Albanian expatriate population living there.